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National Fast for Peace

September 15 //
Date: 9.15.2018 September 15
Time: All Day
Cost: $Free
Organizer: fastforpeace.org
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Fastforpeace.org invites all adults who are able, wherever they are located, to join a national fast for peace on the 15th of each month. The fast for peace is whichever 24 hours work best for individual participants, with most of the hours on the 15th. Breakfast-to-breakfast and dinner-to-dinner fasts are common. During the fast, participants abstain from all food, and only drink water.

The fast for peace is inspired by Mohandas Gandhi’s fasts in India which calmed violent cities and brought diverse communities together. Fastforpeace.org promotes his lessons of truth and nonviolence, tolerance for others, voluntary temperance, simplicity, and self-reliance. Participants are encouraged to take the money saved on food during the fast and donate it to help others.

The fast for peace is open to people of every class, color, and creed. It’s free, and has mental and physical health benefits. On social media, it is promoted with #fastforpeace. Gene Sharp, in his 198 methods of nonviolent action, defined this as a fast of moral pressure. Join with others around the country and the world to build this moral pressure, and invite your elected officials and candidates for office to follow your example, join in, and demonstrate self-control.

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